October 11, 2010

Cats in Socks

My latest quilt mail has a pattern for felt applique card holders.  Now firstly I can't work with wool because I'm allergic and it makes me break out until I resemble someone you would not want to brush up against accidently in a grocery store.  Secondly, I don't want to put a huge amount of time into making teeny weeny card holders.
The yellow one above reminds
me of a cartoon character 
Oh the other hand I will sit for hours and rework a pattern to make it bigger and use materials that I have on hand.  Even if I have no idea what I will do with my results.
This one is my favorite
So yesterday I planned, traced, and cut.  Then today I machine sewed, trimmed, flipped, ironed, and hand stitched. I know that last part is a real shocker.  These are the two little cats I have to show for it.  I actually like the slightly alarmed look they have on their faced caused by the buttons.  It looks exactly how a cat would look at you if you tried to stuff it into a stocking, you know the moment right before they bolt and claw down your arm and entire side as they run away.  Haha, and to think I'm a cat lover.
Horrified together
I think these will be little wall hangings, one will go to my mother, because her cat is grey with yellow eyes and I'm not certain where the green eyed darling will go.


Tracey said...

Wow you were busy at the christmas quilt along! I love the startled expressions on the cats... really lovely.

orchidlover said...

Cute and so different from the normal Christmas stuff

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Quilthaze said...

These are really fun - I'm sure your mother will love hers.

QuiltSue said...

They are cute. You're so right about the expressions - you just know what they're thinking.

quiltingnana said...

so cute!!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Adorable and fun!